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Kris Hauser 
As told to Allie Arp, CSL

Kris Hauser joined Illinois after more than a decade of working in robotic motion and planning. He currently has appointments in the Depts. of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is associate director of robotics for the Center for Autonomy in CSL, as well as being a consultant for Waymo. Hauser comes directly from Duke University, and brings with him the Intelligent Motion Lab. Read more to learn about one of the newest robotics faculty, Kris Hauser.

Naira Hovakimyan 
Mike Koon, Grainger College of Engineering

It’s called the “Miracle on the Hudson.” On January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 left LaGuardia Airport in New York City en route to Seattle via Charlotte. Shortly after takeoff, the plane hit birds and lost two engines. Faced with few options, the captain, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, took elusive action and landed the plane in the Hudson River, saving the lives of the 155 people on board. Read more

Ian Brooks and dignitaries at this recent presentation 
iSchool Communications

Ian Brooks, director of CSL's new Center for Health Informatics, gave an invited talk on health informatics at "Celebrating 25 Years of the Core Health Indicators," a side event held on September 30 during the 57th Session of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Directing Council. PAHO is the regional office of the World Health Organization. Read more

Farzad Kamalabadi 
Mike Koon, Grainger College of Engineering

The Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission launched on Oct. 10 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and some of the data it collects will be the result of work done at The Grainger College of Engineering. Read more

NSF Researcher Trainee grant recipients 
Mike Koon, Grainger College of Engineering

CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt was part of a group who received the NSF Researcher Traneeship grant, which will allow them to begin a PhD-level certificate program that combines materials and data science. Read more


Ryan Corey PhD Defense, "Microphone Array Processing for Augmented Listening"
Fri, Oct 18, 12pm
Location: CSL 301

ITI | CIRI Seminar: Jana Diesner, "Supporting Practitioners and Analysts in Making Decisions about Data Analytics to Study Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations"
Tue, Oct 22, 3pm
Location: NCSA 1030/webcast

DCL Seminar: Koushil Sreenath, Title TBA
Wed, Oct 23, 3pm
Location: CSL B02 (Auditorium)

CSL SINE SEMINAR: Grigory Yaroslavtsev, "Advances in Hierarchical Clustering of Vector Data"
Thurs, Oct 24, 3pm
Location: CSL 141

Research Legacy of Roy Campbell Across Four Decades
Fri, Oct 25, All Day
Location: CSL and Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

CSL PhD Thesis Award: "Acoustics in the Age of IoT: Challenges, Opportunities, and Threats"
Mon, Oct 28, 3pm
Location: CSL B02 (Auditorium)

Around CSL
 CSL glamour shot

What is CSL?
"CSL’s mission has always remained the same: to bring together top researchers from across campus to develop fundamental innovations & transformative solutions to real-world problems.”

This is CSL.

Watch the video here: bit.ly/2AZHxwx 

C-NICE receives nation-wide coverage
On October 1, the Grainger College of Engineering announced a partnership with Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) resulting in a $100 million center to be located at CSL. The Cetner for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments, C-NICE, will serve as a global hub for the smart, reconfigurable technology that will drive the manufacturing plants, medical environments, autonomous vehicles and smart homes of the future.

Check out some of the latest coverage on the new center

 VoM Winner Khoi-Nguyen Mac and CSL Associate Director of Research Normand Paquin

Video of the Month Contest first winner awarded!
Congratulations to the first winner of the semester! Khoi-Nguyen Mac submitted "Learning Motion in Feature Space: Locally-Consistent Deformable Convolution Networks for Fine-Grained Action Detection" and was chosen earlier this month as our winner.

Want to be our next winner? Submit your video to http://go.illinois.edu/bestvideo by noon on October 31 for your chance to win!

Flu shot clinic
If you missed the first clinic, McKinley Health Center will be back with another free flu shot clinic at Beckman Institute November 12, from 10am-2pm in room 1005. Benefits-eligible students and state employees are welcome. Students must have their university ID. Faculty and staff members should bring their insurance card from their state-sponsored health plan and their university ID.

 Campbell Research Group 2016

Registration open for Legacy of Roy H. Campbell Symposium
Please plan to join us on Oct. 25 to celebrate the contributions of Roy H. Campbell, the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, and his research team. The day-long event will be held in the Coordinated Science Lab and the Siebel Center for Computer Science on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Registration is free for the symposium. The cost of attending the dinner is $40. Please register here. For more information about the event, please visit go.illinois.edu/rhc.

Center for Digital Agriculture announced
The University of Illinois has announced a new Center for Digital Agriculture. The new center will combine campus’ areas of expertise in engineering and agriculture to cement Illinois’ position as an innovator in this emerging field of agricultural technology, and develop solutions to agricultural problems that use digital technology. Several CSL faculty are involved with the center's initiatives.

CSL faculty in the news


Andrew Miller, IBM. 5 years started 6/1/19, $1,062,380, "PASCAL: Programming Architecture for Secure Cryptographic Applications."

Romit Roy Choudhury and Haitham Al-Hassanieh, NSF. 3 years started 10/1/19, $500,000, "NNC: Networked Noise Cancellation."

Tamer Basar, AFOSR. 3 years started 8/15/19, $480,000, "Noncooperative Dynamic Games with a Large Population of Players, 3 Years."


Pavan Kumar Hanumolu, Silicon Labs, $35,000